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SCS SBs 586 & 651, 2016    (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)    

163.018. 1. Notwithstanding the definition of "average daily attendance" in subdivision (2) of section 163.011 to the contrary, pupils between the ages of three and five who are eligible for free and reduced price lunch and attend an early childhood education program that is operated by and in a district or by a charter school that has declared itself as a local educational agency providing full-day kindergarten and that meets standards established by the state board of education shall be included in the district's or charter school's calculation of average daily attendance. The total number of such pupils included in the district's or charter school's calculation of average daily attendance shall not exceed four percent of the total number of pupils who are eligible for free and reduced price lunch between the ages of [three]
five and eighteen who are included in the district's or charter school's calculation of average daily attendance.
     2. (1) For any district that has been declared unaccredited by the state board of education and remains unaccredited as of July 1, 2015, and for any charter school located in said district, the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall become applicable during the 2015-16 school year.
     (2) For any district that is declared unaccredited by the state board of education after July 1, 2015, and for any charter school located in said district, the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall become applicable immediately upon such declaration.
     (3) For any district that has been declared provisionally accredited by the state board of education and remains provisionally accredited as of July 1, 2016, and for any charter school located in said district, the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall become applicable beginning in the 2016-17 school year.
     (4) For any district that is declared provisionally accredited by the state board of education after July 1, 2016, and for any charter school located in said district, the provisions of this section shall become applicable beginning in the 2016-17 school year or immediately upon such declaration, whichever is later.
     (5) For all other districts and charter schools, the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall become effective in any school year subsequent to a school year in which the amount appropriated for subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031 is equal to or exceeds the amount necessary to fund the entire entitlement calculation determined by subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031, and shall remain effective in all school years thereafter, irrespective of the amount appropriated for subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031 in any succeeding year.
     3. This section shall not require school attendance beyond that mandated under section 167.031 and shall not change or amend the provisions of sections 160.051, 160.053, 160.054, and 160.055 relating to kindergarten attendance.


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